Big news was leaked on Twitter this afternoon when Newcastle North Stars & Mighty Roos goaltender Olivier Martin announced he would not be suiting up for the North Stars in season 2014.
Martin tweeted this afternoon :
Calender empty from April to Sept now. What shall I do now??
— Olivier Martin (@frenchie_29) January 18, 2014
He confirmed that the reason for his departure was to focus on his career as an Architect and could therefore not commit to any team full time.
The tweet prompted several supporters of other club to invite him to join their club.
This news is a massive blow to the North Stars as they try to win the Goodall Cup. Its also the 2nd time in three years a star goalie has left the club following the departure of Matt Ezzy after the 2011 season, also to focus on career.
Going forward, will the North Stars handing back up goalie Josh Broekmann, who has played nineteen games over the past five seasons as back up to Ezzy and Martin, the starting job, or will they look for an import to try and fill this important position.
Stay tuned to Hewitt Sports for further details as they come to hand and all the latest news in the lead up to the 2014 AIHL season.